Californication Casts Marilyn Manson

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LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 11:  Muscian Marilyn Manson arrives at the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Award Show at Club Nokia
Muscian Marilyn Manson arrives at the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Award Show at Club Nokia on April 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Californication has enlisted Marilyn Manson to appear in its upcoming sixth — ! — season, Showtime announced today. Manson will be playing himself, which is sort of a letdown. Wouldn't it be more fun if he were playing a college dean or something? Showing some range? The new season finds Hank writing a rock opera, though we'll never understand how he squeezes in work given how busy he must be carousing and womanizing.